By Daniel Brunty The Winston County Journal
After losing their first game of the season and winning their second, the Louisville Wildcats looked to get a streak started when they hosted the Neshoba Central Rockets this past Friday.
The Wildcats accomplished that goal as they defeated the Rockets 21-3 in non-division play.
The first quarter would have its ups and downs for the Wildcats. During an offensive series for Louisville, quarterback Wyatt Roberts would break out the backfield and score on a 48-yard run. However, a holding penalty would nullify the play for the Wildcats.
On the very next play. Roberts would try to connect with receiver Dontae Jones in the end zone, but was intercepted for a touchback by the Rockets’ defense.
It would be Neshoba Central getting on the scoreboard first with a field goal to take the early 3-0 lead.
The Wildcats would get things going in the second quarter as running back Cass Love would score on a 1-yard run for a touchdown. The PAT failed, and Louisville led 6-3.
Close to the end of the quarter, Roberts would drop back and hit one of his favorite targets in Desmond Goss for a 61-yard touchdown pass. On the two-point conversion, Roberts would find Jones in the corner of the end zone to give the Wildcats the 14-3 lead.
The third quarter would be scoreless for both teams, as they exchanged possession back and forth.
In the fourth quarter, Roberts would get his second passing touchdown of the night as he found Jones for a 9-yard strike to increase their lead. The PAT would make the final score 21-3.
For the Wildcats offense, Roberts was 13 of 21 in pass completions for 196 yards and two touchdowns. He also had 13 carries for 50 yards.
Love had 18 carries for 83 yards and one touchdown.
Goss had four receptions for 71 yards and one touchdown. Dalton Hudspeth had three receptions for 64 yards, while Jones finished the night with three receptions for 35 yards and one touchdown.
Defensively, Jeremy Sangster led the team with 11 total tackles, including one sack. Raquel Graham and Anthony Gund had four total tackles, with Gund having a sack. Shaquille Shumaker also had two sacks.
Up next for Louisville (2-1) will be a Battle of the Wildcats when they host Kemper County this Friday. The Wildcats will look for another victory after defeating Kemper County last season. Kickoff time will be at 7:30 p.m.